Gahagan Plantation - Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Gahagan Plantation – Summerville – Berkeley County

Basic Information

  • Location – Summerville, Berkeley County

  • Origin of name – Named for William H. Gahagan was founder of Troy, Ohio and co-founder of Dayton, Ohio (1).

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Most of the original plantation lands have been sold off and develpled into a residential housing community and sports complex.


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – William H. and Bettina Jenkins Gahagan acquired the plantation (1)

  • Late 1970s – Both Gahagans had passed away and the plantation fell into their estate (1).

    The house's contents were removed by the estate and the house was left to fall into disrepair (1).

  • 1993 – The Town of Summerville seized the house and its accompanying 30 acres with plans on turning it into a gravel pit. A local golf course owner and town resident purchased the house with plans to restore it to the glory he remembered the house to be as a child when he admired it down the long driveway (1).


  • Number of acres – 167 in late 1970s; 30 in 1993 (1)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – William H. and Bettina Jenkins Gahagan (?-late 1970s); Gahagans Estate (late 1970s-?); Town of Summerville (1993)


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. Information donated by Kari Jenkins Gahagan McIntosh

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